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    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro

    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro Posted on March 7, 2015 In recent years my country has been engaged in a deception. The Cuban government is changing the Law, but ignoring the rights of the people, which were sequestered over half a century ago. More people are allowed to enter […] Continue reading

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year BY SUSAN CRABTREE | JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 AM Travel by members of Congress to Cuba shot up last year ahead of President Obama’s December executive action normalizing relations with the island nation. Thirteen Democratic House members traveled to Havana in 2014 on at least three separate […] Continue reading

    Despite new hope, old problems remain for Cuba’s Jews

    Despite new hope, old problems remain for Cuba’s Jews The 1,500-member community remains over-reliant on foreign aid, despite key changes to the Communist country. By Josh Tapper Jan. 26, 2015 | 10:50 AM JTA – On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer […] Continue reading

    Castro foes not ready to quit

    Castro foes not ready to quit By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 4, 2015 TAMPA — Day after day for four months, Roberto Pizano was marched from inside a prison to a pond holding human waste from a tuberculosis hospital nearby. As punishment for his crimes against the revolution of Fidel Castro, Pizano […] Continue reading

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014

    Major Developments in Cuba for 2014 January 2, 2015 By Café Fuerte President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, during a historical phone conversation with Raul Castro on December 16. HAVANA TIMES — Below, readers will find 12 highly important events that made headlines and had a significant impact on Cuba and Cubans during 2014. […] Continue reading

    These American Fugitives May Be Hiding Out in Cuba

    These American Fugitives May Be Hiding Out in Cuba Dec 19, 2014, 2:15 PM ET By MEGHAN KENEALLY Former prisoner Alan Gross was thrilled to return to America from Cuba earlier this week but there are dozens of other Americans who are in the country for other reasons — and probably don’t plan on leaving. […] Continue reading

    U.S. ‘In Conversations’ About Releasing American From Cuban Prison, Obama Says

    U.S. ‘In Conversations’ About Releasing American From Cuban Prison, Obama Says Dec 10, 2014, 10:56 AM ET By JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL Senior National Correspondent President Obama for the first time publicly acknowledged the U.S. is negotiating with Cuba for the release of American contractor Alan Gross through a “variety of channels.” In an […] Continue reading

    A Cold War Prisoner Swap Involving Cuba

    A Cold War Prisoner Swap Involving Cuba December 8, 2014 Por Alcibiades Hidalgo* (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — In March of 1989, South African Sargeant Johan Pepenfus was released from the same prison in Havana’s Carlos J. Finlay Military Hospital where US citizen Alan Gross has been kept for five years this week, to be […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño

    Cuba’s 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two hours With the New York Times’ Ernesto Londoño Posted: 12/06/2014 4:24 am EST 14ymedio, 1 December 2014 — Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel […] Continue reading

    Gross’ wife on his 5 years in jail: ‘Enough is enough’

    Gross’ wife on his 5 years in jail: ‘Enough is enough’ BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/03/2014 6:00 AM 12/03/2014 6:06 PM Saying “enough is enough,” the wife of a U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba called on the Obama administration Wednesday — the fifth anniversary of Alan Gross’ arrest — to secure her husband’s release. Alan […] Continue reading

    U.S. and Cuba Working On Solution to Free American Alan Gross From Cuban Jail

    U.S. and Cuba Working On Solution to Free American Alan Gross From Cuban Jail Dec 3, 2014, 12:04 AM ET By JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL Senior National Correspondent Alan Gross is seen in this undated file photo. bringalanhome.com Today is the 5th anniversary of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross’s arrest for espionage in Cuba, […] Continue reading